Who doesn’t love a good cup of coffee? If your coffee taste leans more towards the espresso, investing in an espresso machine could save you some money on coffeehouse trips.
For those new to the game, a home espresso machine (with a dual boiler) is for someone who wants to brew multiple drinks back-to-back and wants a faster turnaround time. It’s a great investment since it’s bringing the coffeehouse to your home.
But the question is what brand would be a good investment?
Breville Dual Boiler Espresso Machine
The downside about looking into a home espresso machine is that you’ll be hard pressed to find one with a price tag that won’t break the bank. The price tag of the Breville Dual Boiler is a bit over that line.
The experts at Seattle Coffee Gear say that the Breville Dual Boiler was designed with the “consumer in mind.” The Breville Dual is also described as “user friendly,” therefore, this model is good for beginners and experts.
The Breville Dual Boiler has been outfitted with some additional upgrades to separate it from the previous model. You can now adjust the steam boiler temperature to a range of 265ºF – 285ºF, adjust shot length, and the espresso machine comes with a trimming tool.
Program your perfect cup
The really cool thing about the Breville Dual Boiler is that you are able to program your favorite options into the machine. Your perfect coffee will always be easy to make. You can program the shot volume, temperature, auto start, the clean cycle, and the clock.
The advanced options of the Breville Dual Boiler allows you to customize pre-infusion length and power, steam temperature, machine audio, maintenance alerts and temperature units as well as water hardness and shot length.
Another perk that comes with this espresso machine is the 2 year limited product warranty, versus the one year warranty offered on the previous model.
Features and specifications
- Upgrades from previous model
- Programmable options such as shot volume, temperature, auto start, the clean cycle, and the clock.
- Advanced options such as customize pre-infusion length and power, steam temperature, machine audio, maintenance alerts and temperature units as well as water hardness and shot length.
- 2 year limited product warranty
- Dual stainless steel boilers and Italian pumps
- Backlit LCD espresso shot clock
- Comes with brushed stainless case
- Adjustable PID
- Auto-on timer
- Width: 16.25 inches
- Height: 15.00 inches
What customers are saying
Most of the consumers that have purchased the Breville Dual Boiler are loving the top quality materials and praise the overall design. Another customer also stated that clean up is pretty easy when using a microfibre towel. Another feature that is well liked is the start up timer that pre-heats itself for instant operation every morning just before you get up.
The majority of reviews for the Breville Dual Boiler are quite positive. Once in a blue moon, a customer might report a problem. One such reported issue was that the more it was used the harder it was to steam. However, that customer was using pure water from a system and found a solution to their problem by adding in a couple of drops of minerals.
With all of the positive buzz out there, I really believe that the Breville Dual Boiler is worth it despite the heavy price tag.
Who should buy this product?
The most obvious answer to this question would be anyone who loves coffee, especially espresso. Tea lovers can also rejoice, because it makes great tea as well. It is also great for anyone in the coffee game, experts and beginners.
Who shouldn’t buy this product
If you only need one espresso in the morning, this is going to be overkill for you. A smaller machine will do you just fine — and save you some money.
A commonly asked question
Will the steam wand allow one to heat milk without having any foam?
Answer: The whole point of a steam wand is to create micro-foam, so it’s a matter of bubble size. If you put the wand end below the surface, you’ll get smaller bubbles. If you hold the wand end right at the surface level, it creates larger bubbles or in other words, more foam.
The Breville Dual Boiler is a great investment for coffee lovers, especially if they love a good espresso. The downside is of course the price tag, however if you’re serious about adding an espresso machine to your home, you can’t go wrong with this model. With the dual boiler, customizable options, and 2 year warranty, the Breville Dual Boiler is a winner for coffee lovers everywhere!